Posts Tagged ‘Blended learning’

Blended Learning: Powerful Partnerships

by Sarah Layton A recent article in the Hechinger Report brought attention to a fabulous blended learning initiative going on in Rhode Island. In the article, Jennifer Jordan reports that the state has partnered with The Learning Accelerator (TLA) which is a nonprofit group that focuses on spreading blended learning to schools across the US. Jordan interviews Rhode [...]

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Blended Learning: It’s Not ALL New!

by Sarah Layton Did you ever read an article and just sit there and nod your head and think, “Yes. Yes. Yes, exactly!”? That happened to me today while reading “The Power of Blend in Blended Learning” by Adam Holden on the SmartBlog on Education. I thoroughly related to what Holden has to say about [...]

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Benefits of Blended Learning: Online Resources vs. Online Curriculum

by Mary Seward You hear it all the time, echoing through the halls of the CTE wing, bouncing off the walls of the CTE classrooms, labs and shops…you hear it in all of these blended learning environments. You should be using more on-line resources in your blended learning classroom. Sometimes it’s a challenge from an [...]

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Blended Learning: What’s Your Model

by Sarah Layton As a CTE teacher, you get to test-drive several different teaching models to apply to your blended learning practices. Then you get to choose the one that works best for you and your students and the blended learning tools that you are using. Here’s a little explanation of the model that we [...]

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Blended Learning Tools: 3 Misconceptions about Teacher Responsibilities

by Sarah Layton Through our many discussions with teachers and administrators, we’ve concluded that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about blended learning tools and teacher responsibilities. Oh heck no! If your online blended learning tools can replace teachers, you got the wrong tool. Online blended learning tools, like other teacher/classroom tools are [...]

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Online Blended Learning Tools: Customization vs. Ease-of-Use

by Sarah Layton Included in the amazing updates we just released, we added some features, such as the ability to edit existing and add your own unique exam questions, to the management side of the program. This is the area that’s all about the teachers! If you’ve ever wondered what goes into designing technology for teachers, [...]

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Blended Learning: Changing Pedagogy

by Sarah Layton Today, I was happy to stumble upon this fabulous article about blended learning by Stephanie Fagnani on District Administration. The article has wonderful advice about “rolling out blended learning.” But first, Fagnani takes a moment to really highlight the significance of the current trend in blended learning. “Blended and online learning platforms [...]

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3 Reasons Not to Use Blended Learning

by Sarah Layton Are you tired of engaged students? Are your students learning more by working at their own paces? Do you miss going hoarse from class-long lectures while looking out over a sea of blank stares? Then you should STOP using blended learning. Here are three reasons NOT to use blended learning: 1.) Over-Engaged [...]

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Blended Learning: 3 Ways CTE Teachers Engage Students

Blended learning? Keeping students engaged? Ask 10 different CTE instructors and based on our experience, you will get 10 different answers to what they think this means to them. For example, during the last 2 weeks, we had the following exchanges with teachers. A common issue CTE teachers talk to us about is finding a [...]

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Blended Learning Promotes Student Engagement

by Sarah Layton I’m not a teacher. But there are two things that I know about teaching. 1.) Teachers struggle with student engagement. 2.) Blended learning promotes student engagement. So it begs the question, why aren’t all teachers using blended learning in their classrooms? The hunt for student engagement Why do we make online curriculum [...]

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